27 May 2019

Silver FUN Bar

Sometimes you just need to shower yourself with glitter to unleash the royalty inside of you. After a rather emotionally drained weekend, I couldn't think of a better remedy than to take my brand new bar of Silver FUN into the shower, and wash off any remaining negativity before the start of a new week.  

Having not researched anything about this Liverpool exclusive beforehand, I had no preconceptions about the fragrance itself, and was pleasantly surprised to find that it shares its scent with the beautiful Aurora Borealis Body Scrub: another Liverpool exclusive that only recently made an appearance in the Lush Labs release.

Containing both spearmint and lemon oils, this gorgeous FUN Bar offers a gentle but equally refreshing minty smell, with a refreshing citrusy twist underneath. There is something slightly musky about the mint note in this format, which I loved from the start, and the fruity note only served to make this even more delicious. While the smell of this is nothing groundbreaking, it makes for a nice change.  

As with all of the other FUN bars that Lush offer, this one is versatile in how you use it and does a great job in each role. Firstly, this is a great replacement for either your shower jelly, soap or gel. Simply take a small piece (about the size of a grape), wet it under the shower hose and massage it directly across your body. The bar foams up a treat and produces an impressive amount of light, fluffy lather that can be distributed across your skin with ease. Given its silver coating, you will find that a little dash of lustre may find its way onto your skin during the shower. However, this will rinse away just as easily as it appeared, so you shouldn't be at all worried that you'll leave the shower looking like a disco ball.

Just like Lush's shower gels, this bar leaves your skin really clean and with a gentle, creamy minty fragrance lingering on your body afterwards. Alongside a little dash of lemon oil, this refreshing smell will linger on your skin for a short while after your shower, and works especially well when the weather outside is rather hot and sticky, as the scent will keep you feeling 'cool'. While it's not as moisturising as the gels and jellies, I don't find FUN bars to be as drying on the skin as soap can be, even though they don't offer the complex scents you'd expect with Lush soaps. For this reason, you may need to moisturise afterwards but it's not a necessity.

Secondly, FUN can be used in much the same way as a bubble bar: crumbling a small piece under the running tap to produce some bubbles as part of a cocktail. What I will say is that you don't get any sort of colour when using this FUN bar in the water, and it's definitely not as moisturising as a regular bubble bar. However, this may work well alongside a minty bath bomb to add a few extra bubbles and a little extra moisture if it suits you so.

In recent years, I have found that FUN is far easier to travel with as opposed to a shower gel, as it takes up less room in your cosmetics bag and diminishes over time so you bring less back with you when coming home. For this reason, I took Silver FUN with me on a recently weekend trip to Amsterdam and really enjoyed the experience of being able to take such a small piece (grape-sized) with me and make it last successfully across three consecutive days.
Ultimately, this is another lovely little release from Lush and I thoroughly enjoyed being able to enjoy another fragrance in this format. While I will always opt for a shower gel over a FUN Bar, I cannot complain about the pricing or productivity of this limited edition, and only hopes it makes a wider appearance for other consumers to try out for themselves.

Quantitative Ingredients: Cornflour, Talc, Glycerine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Spearmint Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, *Limonene,  Perfume, Colour 77491.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £4.50 for 100g.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

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